Former Aggie Cadet Honored

By: Michael Oder Email
By: Michael Oder Email

A former Aggie Cadet who died in world war two was honored today.

Staff Sergeant George D. Keathley was awarded the medal of honor for his courageous behavior In 1944 his unit went into Italy to capture Mount Altuzzo. He was killed in action while leading two platoons to defeat a determined enemy.

His medal was placed in a display below a bronze bust of Keathley. Keathley's immediately family was there for the ceremony. An account of his life and award were read out loud.

"To have your father and your grandfather taken away from you in that kind of setting, yet to know that they did the right thing and were committed to doing the right thing, it just makes me more proud than I could ever really say," said Dana McBee, Keathley's Granddaughter.

Keathley has several Army training facilities, a U-S navy troop transport and a dorm on A&M's campus named after him.

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